Oscar L. Jindra

Oscar L. Jindra, son of Georg Jindra and Maria Lenhardt, was born on 24 Feb 1905 in Mishicot. He attended the Mishicot Schools. There is a listing for Oscar Jindra in the pamphlet, “The Eighth Manitowoc County Annual”, 1913-1914, pg. 22. He participated in the Graded School Declamatory Contest at the Court House Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. with his selection, “The Wind”. (Intermediate Grade category (Grades 3-4-5)).

Oscar initially took over the farm work from his father George, but later took a job at Mirro Aluminum Co., Two Rivers, where he worked for 29 years.

Oscar married Viola Fronk at Mishicot, Sept. 6, 1933. The couple later moved to Two Rivers where they raised their family of one daughter and two sons.

Viola was born March 12, 1912 in the town of Franklin. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Wacek) Fronk. Viola was employed at Paragon Electric Co. for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed doing puzzles, family gatherings and loved her family dearly.

Oscar died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 59 on 8 Sep 1964. Viola passed March 18, 2002 at age 90. They are buried in Knollwood Memorial Gardens, town of Kossuth.

James A. Jindra

James was born 28 Jul 1934, son of Oscar and Viola Jindra. He died 3 Jun 1999 at his home. He served in the United States Marines from 1952 until 1955. He married Drucilla “Betty” Elaine Nicholas in Oceanside, California on June 12, 1954.

He moved back to Two Rivers. In 1955 he took a job with Mirro Aluminum Co. In May 1968 he was named supervisor of the anodic and chrome plating department of the Two Rivers plant.

The couple were avid fisherman. In 1968 while fishing off the shore of Two Creeks, Betty caught a 12 pound rainbow trout, the largest reported fish caught by a woman in that year. “She hooked the big trout on a Cleo spoon, brought it in in about five minutes using a muskie type rod and spincast reel loaded with eight-pound-test line. “But I almost fell out of the boat twice, I was so excited,” Mrs. Jindra commented.”

The couple moved to Chequamegon (Ashland, WI area) where James took a job as the plant supervisor of Chequameqon Telephone. He had the supervisory position for over 26 years. He was a board member of the Iron River Sanitary District, a former member of the Iron River Lions Club, a town of Iron River board member, and served on the Iron River Volunteer Fire Department for a number of years. The couple had one son and four daughters.

Betty died 1 Mar 1993 in Minnesota. James died 3 Jun 1999. James and his wife Betty are buried at Iron River City Cemetery, Bayfield County, WI.

Roger Jindra

Roger JindraRoger Jindra was born on 27 Aug 1940 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, son of Oscar and Viola, and died on 5 Aug 2005 at VA Hospital in Milwaukee at age 64 after a strong battle with cancer. Roger helped many other cancer patients with words of encouragement and support. Roger was a very remarkable man who touched the lives and hearts of everyone he came into contact with. He will always be remembered for the pranks and jokes he played on so many people.

Prior to his death he lived in Crivitz, Wisconsin. Roger served in the U.S. Navy for six years. He served as radioman with the staff of Commander Amphibious Group One, aboard the amphibious force flagship, USS Eldorado, operating out of San Diego, Calif. He participated in Phase III of Exercise Green Light off the California coast. He was discharged from service.

USS Eldorado

picture to left is the USS Eldorado

He married in early fall 1961. After his service he drove truck for Beckers Meats Inc. of Two Rivers. He was active in baseball and was a member of the local baseball team. In April 1965 he was one of the organizers of the Mishicot Riding Club (horses). In Fall 1965 he applied for a beverage operators license. He was a member and officer of the Woodland Rifle and Pistol Club.

He later took a job with Packerland Packing in sales for 33 years. He married a second time in 1983. He retired in 1999. After retiring, Roger and his second wife enjoyed spending winters at their home in Arizona. He was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and the American Legion 66, both in Crivitz. Roger and his cat, Taz, volunteered for the town of Stephenson Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, traveling, NASCAR, golfing, caring for his yard, but most of all spending time with family and friends.

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